Boxy Fox Amigurumi

Categories: Kid Friendly, Doll, Crochet

This crocheted Boxy Fox Amigurumi is made with a rectangular base which gives it the boxy shape. The arms, legs and tail are crocheted into the body so they are very securely attached. This along with the safety eyes and nose make it a great little stuffed animal for kids to play with. The ears are sewn on as the top of the head is sewn closed. Weighted stuffing beads sewn in a little fabric pouch and inserted in the bottom help the fox sit up.

Project Note: The arms, legs, tail and ears are all crocheted amigurumi style, meaning you do not join after each round, just continue spiraling up. The body portion is made by first crocheting a rectangle and then crocheting around that base to work up, because of the shape I preferred to join each round on the body, ch 1 and begin the next round. If you prefer to join each round it should work the same, I just chose not to do it that way.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil ® Poly Pellets ®
Poly-Fil ® Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
worsted weight yarn in orange, black and white (Sample used Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot, Black and White)
G crochet hook
small scrap of fabric 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
15 mm safety eyes
21 mm safety animal nose
yarn needle
scissors

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Instructions

Step One

You will begin by making the legs/arms, and tail because they will be attached as the body is crocheted.

Legs/Arms (make 4)

Round 1: beginning with black yarn, in a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc)
Round 3-5: sc in each stitch around (12 sc)
Switch to orange yarn
Round 6-9: sc in each stitch around (12 sc)
Finish off and stuff lightly

  • crochet fox tail

Step Two

Tail

Round 1: beginning with white yarn, in magic ring ch 1, 3 sc (3 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (6 sc)
Round 3: sc in each stitch (6 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, sc in next] repeat around (9 sc)
Round 5: sc in each stitch (9 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches] repeat around (15 sc)
Round 8: join orange yarn but do not cut white, work on sc in each stitch alternating between orange and white each stitch (15 sc)
Round 9: continue with orange yarn only, sc in each stitch (15 sc)
Round 10: sc in each stitch (15 sc)
Round 11: [2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 12: sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Round 13: [sc dec across first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches] repeat around (15 sc)
Round 14: sc crochet in each stitch (15 sc)
Round 15: [sc dec across first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 16: sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Finish off and stuff lightly

  • fox amigurumi assembly
  • attaching arms

Step Three

Body

Start with orange yarn

ch 17
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across
Row 2-5: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across
*now the base is finished and you will begin working in the round, legs and tail will be attached in the first round
Round 1: ch 1, turn 90 degrees so you will be working along the side, 5 sc evenly along side, 16 sc along front attaching legs as you crochet by flattening the top of the leg and working the sc through both layers of the leg and one stitch on the base (first leg should be attached starting in the first stitch of this side and second leg should be attached so that the last stitch is worked in the last stitch of this side, work 5 sc along next side, work 16 sc across back attaching the tail centered along this side as you crochet, join to first sc (42 sc)
Round 2-7: ch 1, sc in first 9 stitches, change to white yarn (do not cut orange yarn, you will be working with 2 colors), sc in next 8 stitches, switch back to orange, sc in 25 stitches, join to first sc (42 sc)
Round 8-9: ch 1, sc in each stitch around (42 sc)
Round 10: ch 1, sc in 13 stitches, with white sc in 2 stitches, with orange sc in 27 stitches (42 sc)
Round 11: ch 1, with orange sc in 12 stitches, with white sc in 4 stitches, with orange sc in 26 stitches (42 sc)
Round 12: ch 1, with orange sc in 2 stitches, attach arm as you sc in the next 6 stitches, 2 sc, with white sc in 8 stitches, with orange 3 sc, attach second arm as you sc in the next 6 stitches, sc in 15 stitches (42 sc)
Round 13: ch 1, with orange 9 sc, with white 11 sc, with orange 22 sc (42 sc)
Round 14: ch 1, with orange 8 sc, with white 13 sc, with orange 21 sc (42 sc)
Round 15: ch 1, with orange 7 sc, with white 6 sc, with orange 3 sc, with white 6 sc, with orange 20 sc (42 sc)
Round 16: ch 1, with orange 6 sc, with white 5 sc, with orange, 7 sc, with white 5 sc, with orange 19 sc (42 sc)
Round 17: ch 1, with orange 5 sc, with white 4 sc, with orange, 11 sc, with white 5 sc, with orange 17 sc (42 sc)
Round 18: ch 1, with orange 5 sc, with white 2 sc, with orange, 16 sc, with white 2 sc, with orange 12 sc (42 sc)
Round 19-24: ch 1, sc around (42 sc)
Leave a long tail for sewing

  • crochet fox face

Step Four

Add safety eyes and nose. Attach the nose so that the top of the nose lines up with the top of the white section, attach the eyes a few rows above.

  • fox ears and face

Step Five

Make the ears

Ears (make 2)

Round 1: with black yarn in a magic ring ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next (6 sc)
Round 3: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches (8 sc)
Round 4: switch to orange, sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches (10 sc)
Round 5: sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches (12 sc)
Round 6: sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in each of the next stitches, sc in next 2 stitches (16 sc)
Round 7: sc in first 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches (18 sc)
Finish off and flatten

  • muslin pouch
  • weighted pellets
  • weighted insert

Step Six

Fold fabric square in half and sew around 3 sides, leaving an opening for turning and filling. Turn right side out and fill with weighted stuffing beads (it may be easier to do this if you use a small paper to create a funnel). Sew opening closed.

  • amigurumi inside

Step Seven

Insert your weighted pouch into the bottom of the fox then stuff the rest of the fox with fiberfill.

Step Eight

Flatten the top of the head. Thread the yarn needle with the tail that you left on the top of the head, slide the needle under some stitches to get to the corner. Sew the head shut and the ears on. I used a whipstitch and the under part of the stitch I would stitch through the head layers and the over part of the stitch I would stitch through the ear layers. This attached the ears securely to the top of the head and they stood up nicely. Weave in the end and you fox is done.